For my birthday, I asked for a gift certificate to Llarowe so I could get some more Lynnderella polishes. Sadly I didn't get it, but I did get cash, so I put it to use. Mercury's Rainbow was one that I had been eyeing because of it's micro holographic glitter paired with medium hexagonal holographic (rainbow reflecting really) glitter. I thought this was a black base but it's not - it's more of a watery grey. At first I was trying the polish on its own but after seeing how sheer it was, I layered it over Sephora Black, my favorite $1 polish ever.
This is a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats of polish and CND Air Dry for my top coat. Over Sephora Black, 2 coats of polish was also used.
Yes, that's some spam there. You can see that this is a THIRSTY glitter - it just soaks up top coat. We'll get to that in a minute. See what I mean about it not being opaque? Sad panda, but it's still a pretty polish.
In the shade, you can see some good amount of glitter that is just too hard to capture in the sun.
Indoors with the flash and again you can see lots of glitter (which yes, is a pain to get off - use felt instead).
Now, Lynnderella also makes a top coat that she calls Glitter Tamer. I have no idea what it's made of but I just know that it makes my eyes water, and that doesn't happen with nail polish and my eyes. It's nose hair burning, eye watering, choking on your spit horrible but it works SO well.
Here is a nail without Glitter Tamer (the watery grey ring finger)
See how you can see the edges of the glitter poking up?
Now a shot of Mercury's Rainbow with Glitter Tamer.
Bad hangnail! But look how the glitter is smoothed down and sealed- not gritty. The stuff really works but man does it stink.
Lynnderella is only available through the etailer Llarowe. Currently, you have to contact Llarowe at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get on a shipping list which is sorted in 4 ways, so if you'd like to find out how to order, email that above address.
Lynnderella is sold by American e-tailer Llarowe for $15 a bottle. Glitter Tamer sells for $8.00.